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Friends of South Florida PBS - South Florida PBS

In the fall 2015, South Florida’s two leading public television stations – WPBT2 and WXEL merged to become South Florida PBS - a model of public broadcasting for the future built on over 90 years of combined service to our region. We are Florida’s largest public media company, serving the nation’s 7th largest television audience. We have grown together as a community by broadcasting and sharing stories, encouraging vital conversation, and connecting South Florida with the world.

Our mission is to continue to provide programming that serves our community and enriches the lives of all our viewers of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. Our content changes lives, inspires trust, and makes a difference. You can make a difference, too! Your support directly touches the lives of current residents and future generations.

As a distinguished donor to Friends of South Florida PBS you:

  • Declare support for our trusted, valued and essential programming
  • Become a model for others in the community to follow your lead
  • Receive on-air and other acknowledgement pertaining to your gift level
  • Take pride that your support touches the lives of millions or your neighbors

Ready to become a Friend of South Florida PBS? Fill out this form.


Want to learn more? Call Us at 1-877-272-7867 or email us.

Recognizing our Friends of South Florida PBS

Studio Circle
Producer's Circle
Director's Circle
Chairman's Circle

Marta Batmasian

Fred Berens

Peter & Kerrin Bermont

Irving Bolotin

George Elmore

Hollywood Media Corp.

Liman Foundation Inc.

The Kessler Family Foundation

Joseph H. & Carol F. Reich Philanthropic Fund

Alfred Wones


Margaret & Matt Callihan

Sidney & Estelle Brozen Charitible Trust

Halliwell Family Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. John Kirkpatrick

David Kimmel Foundation

The Kislak Family Foundation

Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation


Gary & Pennie Abramson Charitable Foundation

Eliza & Hugh Culverhouse

Roni & Joann Laskin Foundation

R. W. Roberts

Mrs. Gloria Beck

Suntrust Foundation


Ayco Charitable Foundation

Ruby Bacardi

JoAnna Bratt

Dr. Barbara Drabkin

Ralph & Judy Doering

Leah Frankel

James B. Henderson

Peter Kulin

Roni & Joann Laskin Foundation

Clifford Macbroom

Buzz & Linda Martin

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Gordon

Drs. John & Daisy Merey

Mr. & Mrs. Paresky

Michael & Rose Zaretsky

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Zwick

Friends of South Florida PBS Gift Levels:

Benefactor

$100,000
Five :30 second stand-alone on-air recognition spots per week for one year
Option of having a personalized animated spot
Joint on-air and website recognition as part of our Donor Society program
Invitation to special events along with recognition on signage and printed collateral
Listing in specific press releases and social media
Recognition with pictures and feature story in our semi-annual membership magazine
Opportunity to tour the station and the studios and attending a live program taping

Executive Producer

$50,000
Four :15 second stand-alone on-air recognition spots per week for one year
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Joint on-air and website recognition as part of our Donor Society program
Invitation to special events along with recognition on signage and printed collateral
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Recognition with a picture and feature story in our semi-annual membership magazine
Opportunity to tour the station and the studios and attending a live program taping

Leadership Circle

$25,000
Three :10 second stand-alone on-air recognition spots per week for one year
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Joint on-air and website recognition as part of our Donor Society program
Invitation to special events
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Recognition in our semi-annual membership magazine
Opportunity to tour the station and the studios

Studio Circle

$10,000
Two :10 second stand-alone on-air recognition spots per week for one year
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Joint on-air and website recognition as part of our Donor Society program
Invitation to special events
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Recognition in our semi-annual membership magazine
Opportunity to tour the studios

Producer's Circle

$5,000
One :10 second stand-alone on-air recognition spots per week for one year
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Joint on-air and website recognition as part of our Donor Society program
Invitation to special events
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Recognition in our semi-annual membership magazine
Opportunity to tour the studios

Director's Circle

$2,500
Three :10 second stand-alone on-air recognition spots per month for one year
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Joint on-air and website recognition as part of our Donor Society program
Invitation to special events
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Recognition in our semi-annual membership magazine
Opportunity to tour the studios

Chairman's Circle

$1,000
Two :05 second stand-alone on-air recognition spots per month for one year
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Joint on-air and website recognition as part of our Donor Society program
Invitation to special events
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Recognition in our semi-annual membership magazine
Opportunity to tour the studios